Hardie Gramatky papers, 1945-1972  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979
Title
Hardie Gramatky papers
Dates
1945-1972 (inclusive)
Quantity
12.25 linear feet, (43 containers)
Collection Number
Ax 438
Summary
Hardie Gramatky (1907-1979) was the author and illustrator of several books for children, though he is best known for his character "Little Toot." The collection includes correspondence, illustrations, publicity, photographs, drafts, and artwork.
Repository
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Special Collections & University Archives Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

Hardie Gramatky spent much of his early life, as he put it, "thrashing about for an anchor." In keeping with this nautical figure of speech, he would go on to establish himself as an author and illustrator for children by writing about a determined little tug boat. Gramatky demonstrates in this and his other works his deep respect for children's imagination and intelligence, as well for individual resilience in the face of adversity.

Gramatky was born in Dallas, Texas on April 12, 1907. After "thrashing" through a series of stints as a bank cashier, a logger, and a deck hand on a freighter, Gramatky attended Stanford University from 1926 to 1928. In 1930, following two more years of education at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, he moved on to Hollywood to work for Walt Disney Productions, where he was Head Animator until 1936. While working for Disney, Gramatky married Dorothea Cooke in 1932 and "actually settled down."

After six years at Disney, however, Gramatky succumbed to "the ol' urge" to see the world and accepted a free lance position with Fortune magazine and moved to New York. While painting for Fortune, he traveled to a number of locations, ranging from the freezing Hudson Bay to the Bahamas. Gramatky's travels proved important to his development as a writer and illustrator for children. He believed that children are not only imaginative, but also genuinely curious about the world. He wanted to share his experiences and observations with them. "A child," said Gramatky, "likes to know that what you write for him is essentially based on fact. Nonsense and an imaginative story are part of the fun of reading, but more important to him is that there does exist such a place as the Grand Canal in Venice or that there truly was a 'chicken and duck man' high in the Andes Mountains of South America. These are things I have seen myself and an impression I like to carry to my reader." Such sharing of the world he had seen is a mark of Gramatky's respect for his young audience, with whom he viewed himself as participating in "a creative venture."

Yet it was during a break from his travels for Fortune that Gramatky came across the subject that would earn him success as a children's writer. Looking out his window at passing boats on the East River, he noticed "one tiny boat" that "stood out among the rest." That tiny boat became the tug Little Toot, the title character in his first book. Published in 1939, Little Toot was an immediate success. In that same year, Walt Disney made it into a movie, with a sound recording by Capitol Records. Little Toot also appeared on television, was heard on radio, and was a float in the Tournament of Roses Parade. Considered a classic in children's literature, it has been translated into a number of languages, including Thai, Finnish, and Danish.

From 1942 to 1944, Gramatky served in the United States Air Force as a supervisor of training films. After 1944, he went on to free lance work, writing and illustrating many more children's stories. These include sequels to Little Toot, as well as works on other subjects and characters, such as Sparky (1952), Bolivar (1961), and Nikos and the Sea God (1963). He also lectured widely on children's literature in schools and colleges. Over his career he won twenty top watercolor awards, including the Chicago International Award in 1942. His work has been displayed at a number of museums, including Brooklyn Museum, the Frye Museum in Seattle, the Chicago Institute of Art, and the Toledo Museum of Art.

As noted above, recurring in Gramatky's works and lectures is a profound respect for the young imagination. "Children have great creative ability," said Gramatky," and their imaginations are tremendous." Believing that "each child has his own small personality," Gramatky also revealed in his stories a trust in that individual personality's ability to succeed despite adversity, as is evident in Jean Mercier's remarks on Little Toot:

Most critics and readers agree that the doughty tugboat grabs and keeps its large audience, generation after generation, because of Toot's innate qualities. Always faced with overwhelming odds, sneered at because of his lack of size and strength, Little Toot is nevertheless the soul of pluck, comparable to the fellow who loses battles but wins the war. Boys and girls who are small exult in his victories.

Gramatky expresses the same sentiment in a comment on the reception of his books: "Someone has said, 'Little Toot is of the stuff of heroes.' This may well be true, for when it comes to facing the realities of the world, Little Toot is all of us." Again, it seems fitting that the man who began his creative life "thrashing about for an anchor" would find one by writing a story about a tugboat whose tenacity in the face of difficulty would make him a symbol of perseverance for generations of children beginning their lives. Gramatky died in Westport, Connecticut on April 29, 1979.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The University of Oregon, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Southern Mississippi combine to assemble original materials from the work of Hardie Gramatky. Oregon's Gramatky collection provides a comprehensive look at many aspects of the author/illustrator's creative process. The collection contains hundreds of pieces of original artwork drawn and painted for Gramatky's books, including final illustrations, color separation drawings, and sketch ideas. Manuscript materials represent Gramatky's reworking of drafts, synopses, and "mock-up" or "dummy" versions of his books. Business correspondence, publicity materials, and drawings and letters from children reveal Gramatky working collaboratively not only with publishers and industry representatives, but also with the young audience for whom he wrote.

The first series in the collection, Incoming Correspondence, contains letters, royalty statements and contracts from various companies with which Gramatky worked. Most extensive is the collection of correspondence from G. P. Putnam's Sons, which covers matters relating to sales, publication, right to audio recordings, and the scheduling of personal appearances. Overall, the series presents a close-up view of Gramatky's negotiations with the publishing industry, often revealing (specifically in the Putnam's letters) his congenial relationship with his publishers. This series also contains hundreds of drawings and letters from children from all over the United States based on events and characters in Gramatky's books. The drawings, which often include brief notes from the children, were done during the fifties, sixties, and seventies, demonstrating the continuing appeal of Gramatky's work. Gramatky's collection of these drawings reflects his belief and interest in childhood creativity.

The second series contains hundreds of illustrations for three of Gramatky's books: Bolivar, (1961), Nikos & the Sea God (1963), and Little Toot on the Grand Canal (1968). It also contains illustrations from the Ellsworth Elephant series (1959-1961) for Family Circle Magazine. Included are not only color and black and white illustrations used in the books, but also rough sketch ideas (in paint, pen, and pencil) leading up to the final versions of illustrations. Color separation and other preparatory drawings demonstrate Gramatky's active involvement in the complex process of producing an illustrated children's book.

The Writings series of the collection contains purely "textual" materials (such as manuscripts with extensive holograph revisions) as well as mixtures of text and artwork (such as mock-ups or "dummies" and notebooks). The collection contains tearsheets for Ellsworth Elephant and dummy pages for Bolivar. There is also an array of material from Nikos & the Sea God; in addition to numerous dummy pages, a synopsis of the book as well as notes on its genesis. However the total of the Little Toot on the Grand Canal set is by far the most diverse, including dummy pages, typewritten drafts with revisions, production and manuscript notes, storyboards, sketch books, and synopses.

The Publicity series contains clippings and advertisements both for Gramatky's books and for media events related to them. In addition, it includes fragments of Gramatky's own handwritten and typewritten lecture notes, as well as a typewritten script for an audio version of Little Toot Lost in the Fog. The lecture notes, which relate primarily to Nikos & the Sea God, demonstrate Gramatky's attempt to share what he considered important subjects (like Greek mythology and philosophy) with his young readers.

The Photographs series contains high quality black and white pictures of Gramatky with Walt Disney. In some of the photos, Disney and Gramatky are seen on a tugboat, celebrating the interrelationship of Gramatky, Walt Disney, and Little Toot.

Series six, Oversize Artwork, contains original artwork (and a few proofs) for Gramatky's works. Most of these paintings are very large and full color, representing some of the most perfected artwork in the collection.

The seventh and final series, "Children's Letters and Drawings," contains a large collection of fan mail and art from his young readers. Gramatky was inspired by these letters and carried this into his work; it becomes clear, from the large amount of material collected here, that Gramatky was deeply attached to his readers and that they were at the forefront of his mind when creating his timeless stories.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections & University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Archival may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws and other regulations.

Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hardie Gramatky Papers, Ax 438, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Series I:  Incoming correspondenceReturn to Top

Abstract: Capitol Records, G.P. Putnam's Sons, Walt Disney, Buena Vista, children's drawings and letters.

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1.1 1
Capitol Records – letters, contracts, royalty statements
1950–1963
1.1 2
MCA Artists, Ltd. – letters concerning rights and royalties to Little Toot
1953-1955
1.1 3
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters and inclosures re. publications, sales, publicity
1949-1952
1.1 4
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters January through October
1953
1.1 5
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters November through March
1953-1954
1.1 6
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters April through December
1954-1956
1.1 7
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters January through September
1957-1958
1.1 8
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters October through October
1958-1961
1.1 9
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters October through March
1961-1964
1.1 10
G.P. Putnam's Sons – letters May through June
1964-1968
1.1 11
Walt Disney – letters and contracts
1945-1964
1.1 12
Walt Disney/Buena Vista – royalty statements and letters
1949–1954
1.1 13
Walt Disney/Buena Vista – royalty statements and letters
1954–1964
1.1 14
Walt Disney/Buena Vista – royalty statements and letters
1964–1971
1.1 15
Walt Disney/Buena Vista – royalty statements and letters
1971–1972
1.2 1
Copy of contract between Gramatky and Disney re. the rights to Little Toot
1945
1.2 3-4
Children's drawings and letters
1969–1970

Series II:  ArtworkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Bolivar
Box Folder
2.1 1
Bolivar – black, white and orange illustration of Bolivar for end papers – 8 ¼" x 9 ¼ "
2.1 2
Bolivar – black and white illustration, "The End," p 64 – 8 ¾ " x 10"
2.1 3
Bolivar – black and white illustration, caged bull, p. 61 – 8 ½" x 10 ¾"
2.1 4
Bolivar – color sketch, chicken costume – 7 ½" x 10 ¼"
2.1 5
Bolivar – color sketch, the Andes, p. 5 – 5" x 12"
2.1 6
Bolivar – color illustration, Bolivar laden with wares, p. 19 – 8 ½" x 10 ½"
2.1 7
Bolivar – black, white and blue ink sketches, "The Happy People" and Es Bonita" – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.1 8
Bolivar – (3)black and white sketches of Pepito – 8" x 11"
2.1 9
Bolivar – black and white sketch, Bolivar collision, p. 27 – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.1 10
Bolivar – black and white illustration, two figures with flutes – 7 ½" x 10"
2.1 11
Bolivar – black and white sketch, figures with hats, two donkeys – 8 ¾" x 11"
2.1 12
Bolivar – black and white sketch, "The Marketplace," man and woman with pitcher, p. 23 – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 13
Bolivar – black and white sketch, five figures with a pot, a drum, and a flute – 8" x 11"
2.1 14
Bolivar – color sketch, man and woman with pitcher, p 23 – 8" x 10 ¾"
2.1 15
Bolivar – black and white sketch, man and woman with hats, "Otavalo" – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 16
Bolivar – black and white sketch, three figures, one with a pot and one with coffee cup – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 17
Bolivar – black and white illustration, woman with hats, p. 31 – 7 ¼" x 9 ¼"
2.1 18
Bolivar – black and white sketch, figures carrying a pot and infant, p. 29 – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 19
Bolivar – black and white illustration, man and woman with hats – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 20
Bolivar – black and white sketch, Pepito, "brother's poncho" – 7 ¾ x 10"
2.1 21
Bolivar – black and white sketch, Pepito – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 22
Bolivar – black and white sketch, travelers, "Otavalo" – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 23
Bolivar – black and white sketch (two side), horn players/Pepito with pigs – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.1 24
Bolivar – black and white sketch, man with poultry, p. 25 (labeled 14) – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.1 25
Bolivar – black and white sketch (with little color), "The End," town square, labeled 69 – 8" x 10 ¾"
2.1 26
Bolivar – black and white sketch, marketplace – 7 ½" x 10"
2.1 27
Bolivar – black and white sketch, gate – 7 ½" x 10"
2.1 28
Bolivar – black and white sketch, three figures with ponchos – 7 ½" x 10"
2.1 29
Bolivar – black and white sketch (two sides), Pepito and Bolivar on hill/Pepito – 7" x 10"
2.1 30
Bolivar – black and white sketches, three sketches of Pepito – 7 ½" x 10"
2.1 31
Bolivar – black and white sketch, four men with hats – 8" x 12"
2.1 32
Bolivar – black and white sketch, a woman, a boy and a man, 'Two hats – no shoes" – 8" x 12"
2.1 33
Bolivar – black and white sketches, Pepito, "The Quiet One" – 8 ¼" x 12"
2.1 34
Bolivar – black and white sketches, Pepito – 7 ½" x 12"
Little Toot on the Grand Canal
Box Folder
2.2 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting of cover – 6 ¼" x 10 ½"
2.2 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting idea for cover – 5 ¾" x 10 ½"
2.2 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting of cover – 4" x 6"
2.2 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting idea for cover – 4 ½" x 6 ¾"
2.2 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – two watercolors, Little Toot and Gondolas - p. 11, 6 ½" x 6 ½"; p. 19, 5 ¼" x 5 ¾"
2.2 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting idea for cover – 6 ¼" x 7"
2.2 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting idea for cover – 7 ¾" x 9 ¾"
2.2 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color painting idea for cover – 5 ½" x 10 ½"
Nikos & the Sea God
Box Folder
2.3 1
Nikos & the Sea God – text idea for half title page, p. 1, and black and white illustration of town on a hill on reverse, for full color, p. 2 – 8" x 11"
2.3 2
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, title page, p. 3 – 8" x 11"
2.3 3
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, cruise ship passing island, p. 7 – 8" x 11"
2.3 4
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Nikos with birds, p. 9 – 8" x 11"
2.3 5
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Aunt Mara telling stories, p. 11 – 8" x 11"
2.3 6
Nikos & the Sea God – two color illustrations, Nikos and vases, p. 13, and cropped picture of Bolivar and Pepito on reverse – 8 ½" x 10 ½"
2.3 7
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Nikos and vases, p. 13 – 8" x 11"
2.3 8
Nikos & the Sea God – red and black painting, Heracles, p. 14 – 8 ¼" x 10"
2.3 9
Nikos & the Sea God – two-color sketch, Zeus, Athena and Nike for p. 15 – 8 ¼" x 10 ¾"
2.3 10
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Poseidon, p. 17 – 8' x 11"
2.3 11
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos and Icarus, p. 19 – 8" x 11"
2.3 12
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos in bed, p. 21 – 8" x 11"
2.3 13
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos and Aunt Mara on hill, p. 23 – 8" x 11"
2.3 14
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, public square, p. 25 – 8" x 11"
2.3 15
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, fishing boat in storm, p. 27 – 8" x 11"
2.3 16
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Nikos fishing, p. 29 – 8" x 11"
2.3 17
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, seamen laugh at Nikos, p. 31 – 8" x 11"
2.3 18
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Aunt Mara on donkey, p. 33 – 8" x 11"
2.3 19
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos catches vase, p. 35 – 8" x 11"
2.3 20
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Poseidon vase, p. 37 – 8" x 11"
2.3 21
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, windmill, p. 39 – 8" x 11"
2.3 22
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Aunt Mara falls from donkey, p. 41 – 8" x 11"
2.3 23
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, women talking, p. 43 – 8" x 11"
2.3 24
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, cruise ship, p. 45 – 8" x 11"
2.3 25
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, storm frightens seamen, p. 47 – 8" x 11"
2.3 26
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Nikos pushing boat, p. 49 – 8" x 11"
2.3 27
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos riding waves of the storm, p. 51 – 8" x 11"
2.3 28
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea for p. 51, Nikos at sea – 8" x 10 ½"
2.3 29
Nikos & the Sea God – 2-color illustration, Poseidon beating waves, p. 53 – 8" x 11"
2.3 30
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for 2-color, Poseidon lifting Nikos' boat, p. 57 – 8" x 11"
2.3 31
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for full color, Nikos waving to cruise ship, p. 59 – 8" x 11"
2.3 32
Nikos & the Sea God – 2-color illustration, cruise ship's doctor sent in boat, p. 61 – 8" x 11"
2.3 33
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration, Nikos, p. 65 – 9" x 11"
2.3 34
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea Nikos and Icarus with fish – 8" x 9 ½"
2.3 35
Nikos & the Sea God – three color sketch ideas for cover, Nikos and Poseidon – 8" x 10 ¼"
2.3 36
Nikos & the Sea God – three color painting sketch ideas for cover, Nikos in boat with Poseidon – 8" x 10"
2.3 37
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea for cover, Nikos in boat with Poseidon – 6 ¼" x 10"
2.3 38
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea for cover, Nikos with vase underwater – 7 ½" x 5 ¾"
2.3 39
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea for cover, Nikos in boat with Poseidon – 4 ½" x 5 ¼"
2.3 40
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, Nikos and Icarus in alley – 8 ½" x 11"
2.3 41
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, cruise ship, captain with binoculars – 8 ½" x 10 ¾"
2.3 42
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, cruise ship – 8 ½" x 10 ½"
2.3 43
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, Nikos and women at street corner – 8 ½" x 11"
2.3 44
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea for cover, Nikos and Poseidon statue – 7" x 11"
2.3 45
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, "blue" Poseidon – 7" x 8 ¼"
2.3 46
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, Nikos – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.3 47
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea, columns – 8 ½" x 11"
2.3 48
Nikos & the Sea God – three black and white sketchs, Poseidon standing with trident – 8" x 10¾"
2.3 49
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, boat – 7¾" x 10"
2.3 50
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, Aunt Mara on donkey and Nikos – 8 ½" x 11"
2.3 51
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, two boats – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.3 52
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, Heracles, Zeus, Hera – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.3 53
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, head of Poseidon 5 ½" x 7 ½"
2.3 54
Nikos & the Sea God – blue ink sketch, Poseidon – 5½ x 7 ½"
2.3 55
Nikos & the Sea God – blue ink sketch, Athena (450 B.C.) – 5 ½" x 8 ¼"
2.3 56
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketches (two-sides), boats and Poseidon – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.3 57
Nikos & the Sea God – blue ink sketch, head of bird – 6 ¼" x 10"
2.3 58
Nikos & the Sea God – blue ink sketch, Heracles (ca 470) – 5 ½" x 8 ¼"
2.3 59
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, Pegasus – 6" x 8"
2.3 60
Nikos & the Sea God – four black and white sketches, Nikos in boat and public square – 7 ¾" x 10"
2.3 61
Nikos & the Sea God – five very rough blue ink sketches – 7 ¼" x 9 ¼"
2.3 62
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, Heracles and the Lernean Hydra – 8 ¼" x 11"
2.3 63
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white pencil sketches, Nikos and Icarus in boat – 8" x 11"
2.3 64
Nikos & the Sea God – blue ink sketch of Nike (490 B.C.) – 5 ¼" x 8 ¼"
2.3 65
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch (two sides), the Argo, Zeus, Dionysus – 8" x 11"
2.3 66
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration, Nikos and Aunt Mara, p. 4 – 8" x 11"
2.3 67
Nikos & the Sea God – end paper illustration, two fish on green background – 7 ½" x 9 ½"
2.3 68
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration of end papers, two fish – 9" x 11"
2.3 69
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration, front end papers, two fish – 9" x 11"

Series III:  WritingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Bolivar
1961
Box Folder
3.1 1
Bolivar – notebook: "Notes on Bolivar, 1960"
3.1 2
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 1-4/5-9
3.1 3
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 5-8/9-12
3.1 4
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 9-14/13-18
3.1 5
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 15-20/19-24
3.1 6
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 21-26/25-30
3.1 7
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 27-32/31-36
3.1 8
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 33-38/37-42
3.1 9
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 39-44/43-48
3.1 10
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 45-50/49-54
3.1 11
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp.51-56/55-60
3.1 12
Bolivar – dummy pages – pp. 57-64/61-68
3.2 1
Bolivar – galley proofs
Ellsworth Elephant,1959-1961
Box Folder
3.3 1
Ellsworth Elepant – tearsheets (24)
Little Toot on the Grand Canal, 1968
Box Folder
3.4 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – notebook, "Little Toot in Venice, Book I"
3.4 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – notebook, "Little Toot in Venice, Book II"
3.4 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – notebook, "Little Toot in Venice, Book III"
3.4 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – manuscript materials – storyboards, production and manuscript notes
3.4 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – manuscript materials – drafts, holograph revisions (3)
3.4 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – manuscript materials – synopsis (4)
3.4 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – drafts for text, including carbon copies
3.4 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – drafts
3.4 9
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 1-6
3.4 10
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 7-12
3.4 11
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 13-18
3.4 12
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 19-24
3.4 13
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 25-30
3.4 14
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 31-36
3.4 15
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 37-42
3.4 16
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 43-48
3.4 17
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 49-54
3.4 18
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 55-60
3.4 19
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 61-66
3.4 20
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 67-72
3.4 21
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 73-78
3.4 22
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 79-84
3.4 23
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – dummy pages – pp. 85–88
3.4 24
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – mock-up of book with notes, two prints.
3.5 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – manuscript material and galley proofs
Nikos & the Sea God
Box Folder
3.6 1
Nikos & the Sea God – notebook, "Notes for Nikos & the Sea God, Book II (1962)"
3.6 2
Nikos & the Sea God – notebook, " Nikos & the Sea God, Book III (1962-63)"
3.6 3
Nikos & the Sea God – synopsis of Nikos
3.6 4
Nikos & the Sea God – notes on Nikos sent to Putnam's September 29, 1963
3.6 5
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – title page-pg. 6
3.6 6
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 7-12
3.6 7
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 16-24
3.6 8
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 25-30
3.6 9
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 31-36
3.6 10
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 37-42
3.6 11
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 43-48
3.6 12
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 49-54
3.6 13
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 55-60
3.6 14
Nikos & the Sea God – dummy pages – pp. 61-64

Series IV:  PublicityReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
4.1 1
Disney "Melody Time" clippings and ads relative to Little Toot (14)
4.1 2
Lecture notes, undersized (19)
4.1 3
Lecture notes, full-sized (8)
4.1 4
Press cuttings relative to Nikos & the Sea God (4)
4.1 5
Script for audio recording of Little Toot Lost in the Fog (17 pages, typewritten with pencil revisions)
4.1 6
Disney Christmas calendar and note
4.1 7
Bookmarks for Children's Book Council
4.1 8
Letter regarding library appearance
4.1 9
Copy of "Who's Who in America" entry
4.1 10
Newspaper article, "At Home with the Gramatkys," The Town Crier, December 12, 1963

Series VI:  Oversized ArtworkReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Bolivar
1961
Box Folder
6.1 1
Bolivar – Three color (red, yellow and blue) separation illustrations for covers – 15 ¾" x 9 ¼"
6.1 2
Bolivar – Three color (red, yellow and blue) separation illustrations, p. 2 – 11 ¾" x 9 ½"
6.1 3
Bolivar – Two color (blue and yellow) separation illustrations, p. 3 (title page) – 10 ¾" x 10"
6.1 4
Bolivar – Black and white illustration, p. 4 – 12" x 8 ¾"
6.1 5
Bolivar – Three color (blue, yellow and red) separation illustrations, p. 7 – 11 ½" x 9 ½"
6.1 6
Bolivar – Black and white illustration, mountain, p. 9 – 10¼" x 9 ½"
6.1 7
Bolivar – Sketch for color, Bolivar and Pepito, p. 9 – 11" x 9 ½"
6.1 8
Bolivar – Three color (blue, yellow and red) separation illustrations, p. 11 – 10 ¾" x 9 ½"
6.1 9
Bolivar – Sketch for color, farmers and Pepito, p. 13 – 12½" x 8 ½"
6.1 10
Bolivar – Three color (blue, red and yellow) separation illustrations, Bolivar plowing, p. 15 – 11 ½" x 10"
6.1 11
Bolivar – Sketch for color, Bolivar and Pepito, p. 17 – 11" x 9 ¼"
6.1 12
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, Bolivar overloaded, p. 19 – 10 ½" x 9" and10 ½" x 10 ¾"
6.1 13
Bolivar – Sketch for color, Bolivar and Pepito are left behind, p. 21 – 11" x 10"
6.1 14
Bolivar – Sketch for color, chicken man and Bolivar, p. 25 – 11 ¼" x 10"
6.1 15
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, chicken man and Bolivar collide, p. 27 – 11 ½" x 10 ½"
6.1 16
Bolivar – Sketch for color, crowd laughing at Bolivar, p. 29 – 11 ¼" x 9 ½"
6.1 17
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, no one is angry, p. 31 – 14" x 9"
6.1 18
Bolivar – Two color illustration, the bull's poster, p. 33 – 9¾" x 10 ¾"
6.1 19
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, Bolivar rising to his feet, p. 35 – 9 ¼" x 10 ½"
6.1 20
Bolivar – Two color sketch, Bolivar slips, p. 37 – 10" x 11¼"
6.1 21
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, Bolivar ignored by other donkeys, p. 39 – 9 ½" x 10 ½"
6.1 22
Bolivar – Two color sketch, Bolivar slips away, p. 41 – 9½" x 11 ¼"
6.1 23
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, bird costume, p. 47, and two-color sketch, p. 45 – 10" x 13 ¾" and 8 ¾" x 12 ¼"
6.1 24
Bolivar – Two-color sketch, dressed as donkeys, p. 49 – 9¾" x 11"
6.1 25
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, clowns, p. 51 – 10" x 14"
6.1 26
Bolivar – Two-color sketch, fun-makers froze, p. 53 – 11" x 9 ¾"
6.1 27
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, bull scattering crowd, p. 55 – 9 ½" x 10 ½"
6.1 28
Bolivar – Two two-color sketches, in the path of the bull, p. 57 – 9 ¾" x 11" and 12 ¼" x 11 ¼"
6.1 29
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, statue of Simon Bolivar, p. 59 – 9 ¼" x 11 ½"
6.1 30
Bolivar – Sketch for color, shutting the gate, p. 61 – 9 ¾" x 11"
6.1 31
Bolivar – Three color separation illustrations, crowd carrying Bolivar and Pepito, p. 63 – 9 ¼" x 11 ½"
6.1 32
Bolivar – Black and white sketch, the crowd, p. 66, and color charts – 8 ¾" x 12" and 8 ¼" x 15 ¼"
Little Toot on the Grand Canal, 1968
Box Folder
6.2 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, Big and Little Toot, p. 5 – 10 ½" x 11¾"
6.2 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration for full color, p. 7 – 10 ½" x 13 ½"
6.2 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 9 – 10" x 15"
6.2 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 21 – 11" x 15 ¾"
6.2 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 25 – 10" x 15"
6.2 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 29 – 10 ¾" x 12"
6.2 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p, 41 – 10" x 15 ¼"
6.2 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration for full color, p. 43 – 10 ½" x 13 ¼"
6.2 9
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 65 – 10" x 15"
6.2 10
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration for full color, p. 71 – 10 ½" x 13 ½"
6.2 11
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white sketch for full color, p. 79 – 10 ½" x 13 ½"
6.2 12
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color sketch idea for cover – 8" x 15 ½"
6.2 13
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color sketch of cover – 6¾" x 12"
6.2 14
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color sketch of cover – 8¾" x 15 ¾"
Nikos & the Sea God, 1963
Box Folder
6.3 1
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, title page – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 2
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, ship passing island, p. 7 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 3
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Nikos with seagulls, p. 9 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 4
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Poseidon, p. 17 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 5
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, Nikos and Icarus, p. 19 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 6
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Nikos in bed, p. 21 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 7
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, public square, p. 25 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 8
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Nikos fishing, p. 29 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 9
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, seamen laugh at Nikos, p. 31 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 10
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Aunt Mara on donkey, p. 33 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 11
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, Nikos catches the vase, p. 35 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 12
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Poseidon vase, p. 37 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 13
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Aunt Mara falls from donkey, p. 41 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 14
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, cruise ship, p. 45 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 15
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, storm frightens seamen, p. 47 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 16
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Nikos pushing boat, p. 49 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 17
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, Nikos riding waves, p. 51 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 18
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Poseidon beating waves, p. 53 – 11" x 14 ½"
6.3 19
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two colors, Poseidon lifting Nikos' boat, p. 57 – 11" x 14½"
6.3 20
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for full color, Nikos waving to cruise ship, p. 59 – 11" x 14½"
6.3 21
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two color, ship's doctor sent in boat, p. 61 – 11" x 14 ½"
Little Toot on the Grand Canal
1968
Box Folder
6.4 1
Ellsworth ElephantEllsworth Elephant and His Friends
6.4 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 23 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – light blue tint illustration, p. 23 -11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 23 - 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 23 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 31 – 11 ½" x 14 "
6.4 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 31 – 11 ½" x 14 "
6.4 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 31 – 11 ½" x 14 "
6.4 9
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 43 -11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 10
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 43 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 11
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 43 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 12
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 51 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 13
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 51 – 11 ½" x 14 ¼"
6.4 14
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 51 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 15
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 71 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 16
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 71 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 17
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 71 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 18
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, p. 71 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 19
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – bright yellow tint illustration, p. 79 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 20
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – blue color separation drawing, p. 79 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 21
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – yellow color separation drawing, p. 79 – 11 ¼" x 14 ½"
6.4 22
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – red color separation drawing, p. 79 – 11 ½" x 14 ¼"
6.4 23
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – (8) photocopies from pages 7, 17, 31, 35, 47, 51, 63, 67 – 11" x 17"
6.4 24
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 13 – 11 ¼" x 16"
6.4 25
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 37 – 12" x 17"
6.4 26
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 45 – 12" x 17"
6.4 27
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 77 – 11 ½" x 17"
Nikos & the Sea God
1963
Box Folder
6.5 1
Nikos & the Sea God – illustration and chart for end papers, two dolphins, instruction in red ink – 11 ¼" x 11" and 11" x 14"
6.5 2
Nikos & the Sea God – color painting sketch idea of cover, Nikos and Poseidon – 8" x 14"
6.5 3
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration and three color separation illustrations, town on hill, p. 2 – 11 ½" x 11"
6.5 4
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations, title page, p. 3 – 11" x 11"
6.5 5
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white illustration with notes, ship passing island, p. 7 – 11" x 11"
6.5 6
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise two-color sketch, Nikos with birds, p. 9 – 11" x 11"
6.5 7
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white illustration with notes, Aunt Mara telling stories, p. 11 – 11" x 11"
6.5 8
Nikos & the Sea God – three black and white illustrations, Nikos with vases, p. 13 – 11" x 11½" and 11¼" x 14"
6.5 9
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two-color with notes, Poseidon, p. 17 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 10
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations, Nikos and Icarus, p. 19 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 11
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white and turquoise illustrations, Nikos in bed, p. 21 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 12
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white illustration with notes, Nikos and Aunt Mara on hill, p. 23 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 13
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise two-color sketch, public square, p. 25 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 14
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and photocopy with notes, fishing boat and storm, p. 27 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 15
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise and black and white sketches with notes, Nikos fishing, p. 29 – 11" x 11"
6.5 16
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations, seamen laugh at Nikos, p. 31 – 11" x 11"
6.5 17
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise and black and white sketches, Aunt Mara on donkey, p. 33 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 18
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch with notes, Nikos catches the vase, p. 35 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 19
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white illustration for two-color, Poseidon vase, p. 37 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 20
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch with notes, windmill, p. 39 – 11" x 11"
6.5 21
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white two-color illustration, Aunt Mara falls off donkey, p. 41 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 22
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch with notes, women talking, p. 43 – 11" x 11"
6.5 23
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch for two-color with notes, cruise ship, p. 45 – 11" x 11"
6.5 24
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch with notes, storm frightens seamen, p. 47 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 25
Nikos & the Sea God – two turquoise sketches, Nikos pushing boat, p. 49 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 26
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch, Nikos riding waves, p. 51 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 27
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch with notes and turquoise , Poseidon beating waves, p. 53 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 28
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise sketch and black and white sketch for two-color with notes, Poseidon lifting Nikos' boat, p. 57 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 29
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations and black and white sketch with notes, Nikos waving to cruise ship, p. 59 – 11" x 11 ½"
6.5 30
Nikos & the Sea God – turquoise sketch and black and white sketch for two-color with notes, Ship's doctor sent in boat, p. 61 – 11" x 11 ¼"
6.5 31
Nikos & the Sea God – three color separation illustrations, two black and white sketches, Nikos and Poseidon, p. 63 – 11" x 11" and 11 ½" x 12"
6.5 32
Nikos & the Sea God – black and white sketch, "The End," p. 64 – 9 ½" x 14"
Bolivar
1961
Box Folder
6.6 1
Bolivar – three color separation illustrations, turquoise and black illustration, full color copy and front cover (mounted), dust jacket.
6.6 2
Bolivar – black and white illustration, end papers – 13" x 15"
6.6 3
Bolivar – black and white illustration, frontispiece, p. 6 – 11 ¼" x 14 ¾"
6.6 4
Bolivar – black and white illustration, title page, p. 7 – 12¼" x 15"
6.6 5
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar and Pepito, p. 13 – 11 ¾" x 14"
6.6 6
Bolivar – black and white illustration, the farmers, p. 17 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 7
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar plowing, p. 19 – 11" x 14"
6.6 8
Bolivar – three color separation illustrations, Bolivar and Pepito reach the public square, p. 22-23 – 18 ½" x 12"
6.6 9
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar is laden, p. 23 – 12" x 15"
6.6 10
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar and the chicken man, p. 29 – 10 ½" x 14 ½"
6.6 11
Bolivar – color illustration (mounted), the collision – 12" x 14 ¼"
6.6 12
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar is laughed at, p. 33 – 12" x 15"
6.6 13
Bolivar – black and white illustration, nothing bothered them, p. 35 – 11 ½" x 14 ½"
6.6 14
Bolivar – black and white illustration, the poster of the bull, p. 37 – 12" x 15"
6.6 15
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar rises to his feet, p. 39 – 11 ½" x 14 ¾"
6.6 16
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar slips, p. 41 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 17
Bolivar – three color separation illustrations, people swarming the plaza, p. 42-43 – 18 ½" x 12 ¼"
6.6 18
Bolivar – black and white illustration, donkeys ignore Bolivar, p. 43 – 11 ¼" x 14 ¾"
6.6 19
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar slips out, p. 45 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 20
Bolivar – black and white illustration, chicken costume, p. 49 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 21
Bolivar – black and white illustration, wild bird costumes, p. 51 – 11 ½" x 14 ¼"
6.6 22
Bolivar – black and white illustration, donkey costume, p. 53 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 23
Bolivar – black and white illustration, clowns and their bus, p. 55 – 11 ½" x 15"
6.6 24
Bolivar – black and white illustration, height of the excitement, p. 57 – 13 ¼" x 15"
6.6 25
Bolivar – black and white illustration, the bull is loose, p. 59 – 11 ½" x 15"
6.6 26
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar dashes through the gate, p. 63 – 11 ¾" x 15"
6.6 27
Bolivar – black and white illustration, mounted, Bolivar traps the bull, p. 65 – 14 ½" x 16"
6.6 28
Bolivar – black and white illustration, Bolivar was a hero, p. 67 – 10 ¾" x 14 ¼"
6.6 29
Bolivar – black and white illustration, The End, p. 68 – 12" x 12"
Little Toot on the Grand Canal, 1968
Box Folder
6.7 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color separation drawings (3 in one case), p. 7 – 12 ½" x 14 ¼"
6.7 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 17 – 13" x 14 ¾"
6.7 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 33 – 13" x 15"
6.7 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 39 – 13" x 15"
6.7 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 49 – 14" x 18"
6.7 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 53 – 13" x 15"
6.7 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 57 – 13" x 15"
6.7 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 61 – 13" x 15"
6.7 9
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color separation drawings (3 in one case), p.63 – 12 ½" x 14 ¼"
6.7 10
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 69 – 13" x 15"
6.8 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 73 – 13" x 15"
6.8 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 81 – 11 ½" x 17"
6.8 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 85 – 13" x 16"
6.8 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, p. 88 – 13" x 15"
6.8 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color sketch for cover (blue background) – 10 ¾" x 19 ½"
6.8 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – black and white illustration, end papers – 14" x 15"
6.8 7
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration for end papers – 12" x 18"
6.8 8
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration (not in book) – 13 ½" x 17"
Ellsworth Elephant, 1959-1961/ Bolivar, 1961
Box Folder
6.9 1
Bolivar – checklist for Bolivar illustrations, 12 ¾" x 22 ¼"
6.9 2
Bolivar – six cover illustrations, three mounted, two with notes.
6.9 3
Ellsworth Elephant – "Introducing Ellsworth Elephant" – 15" x 21 ¼"
6.9 4
Ellsworth Elephant – title page – 14 ¼" x 21 ¼"
6.9 5
Ellsworth Elephant – the mailman – 16 ½" x 23"
6.9 6
Ellsworth Elephant – the policeman – 17" x 22 ¾"
6.9 7
Ellsworth Elephant – playing with toys – 17" x 22"
6.9 8
Ellsworth Elephant – snow globe – 17" x 22"
6.9 9
Ellsworth Elephant – counting down to Christmas – 16 ¾" x 22 ¼"
6.9 10
Ellsworth Elephant – Merry Christmas – 16 ½" x 22 ½"
6.9 11
Ellsworth Elephant – tug of war with a scarf – 17" x 22 ½"
6.9 12
Ellsworth Elephant – going to school – 17" x 22 ½"
6.9 13
Ellsworth Elephant – new baby, p. 1 – 17" x 22"
6.9 14
Ellsworth Elephant – new baby, p. 2 – 17" x 22 ¼"
6.9 15
Ellsworth Elephant – Ellsworth makes a pond, p. 1 – 15" x 21"
6.9 16
Ellsworth Elephant – Ellsworth makes a pond, p. 2 – 14 ¾" x 21"
6.9 17
Ellsworth Elephant – painting the house, p. 1 – 17 ½" x 22¾"
6.9 18
Ellsworth Elephant – painting the house, p. 2 – 17 ½" x 22¾"
6.10 1
Ellsworth Elephant – observing nature, p. 1 – 17½" x 22½"
6.10 2
Ellsworth Elephant – observing nature, p. 2 – 17½" x 22½"
6.10 3
Ellsworth Elephant – at the beach, mounted, p. 1 – 18 ¼" x 24"
6.10 4
Ellsworth Elephant – at the beach, mounted, p. 2 – 18" x 23 ¾"
6.10 5
Ellsworth Elephant – sandwiches, p. 1 – 16 ¾" x 22 ½"
6.10 6
Ellsworth Elephant – sandwiches, p. 2 – 16 ¾" x 22 ½"
6.10 7
Ellsworth Elephant – roller skates, p. 1 – 18" x 22 ¾"
6.10 8
Ellsworth Elephant – roller skates, p. 2 – 18" x 22 ¾"
6.10 9
Ellsworth Elephant – playing parlor games, p. 2 – 17 ¼" x 22 ½"
6.10 10
Ellsworth Elephant – Christmas carols, p. 1 – 16 ¾" x 22"
6.10 11
Ellsworth Elephant – Christmas carols, p. 2 – 16 ¾" x 22"
6.10 12
Ellsworth Elephant – Robin Hood, p. 1 – 14 ½" x 21 ¼"
6.10 13
Ellsworth Elephant – Robin Hood, p. 2 – 15 ¼" x 21 ¼"
6.10 14
Ellsworth Elephant – Ellsworth sick in bed, p. 1 – 17" x 21¾"
6.10 15
Ellsworth Elephant – Ellsworth sick in bed, p. 2 – 17" x 21¾"
6.10 16
Ellsworth Elephant – Flying a kite, p. 1 – 16" x 20 ½"
6.10 17
Ellsworth Elephant – Flying a kite, p. 2 – 17" x 22 ¼"
6.11 1
Ellsworth Elephant – Public library, p. 1 – 18 ¼" x 22 ½"
6.11 2
Ellsworth Elephant – Public library, p. 2 – 18 ¼" x 22 ½"
6.11 3
Ellsworth Elephant – Dentist, p. 1 – 17 ¾" x 22 ¼"
6.11 4
Ellsworth Elephant – Clubhouse, p. 1 – 15" x 21 ½"
6.11 5
Ellsworth Elephant – Clubhouse, p. 2 – 15 ¼" x 21 ½"
6.11 6
Ellsworth Elephant – "East-West" moving van, p. 1 – 15 ½" x 23"
6.11 7
Ellsworth Elephant – "East-West" moving van, p. 2 – 15 ½" x 23"
6.11 8
Ellsworth Elephant – School bus, p. 1 – 17" x 21 ¾"
6.11 9
Ellsworth Elephant – School bus, p. 2 – 17" x 21 ¾"
6.11 10
Ellsworth Elephant – Babysitter, p. 1 – 18" x 23"
6.11 11
Ellsworth Elephant – Babysitter, p. 2 – 18" x 23"
6.11 12
Ellsworth Elephant – Train trip, p.1 – 17" x 23"
6.11 13
Ellsworth Elephant – Train trip, p. 2 – 17" x 23"
6.12 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, Little Toot and Big Toot, p. 7 – 16" x 20"
6.12 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, Little Toot under bridge with birds, p. 31 – 16" x 20"
6.12 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, bronze horses, p. 35 – 16" x 20"
6.12 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, Little Toot in furnace, p. 43 – 16" x 20"
6.12 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, three carabinieri, p. 47 – 16" x 20"
6.12 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, pirate ship in harbor, p. 51 – 16" x 20"
6.13 1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, pirates looting birthday cake, p. 59 – 16" x 20"
6.13 2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, Little Toot and pirates, p. 63 – 16" x 20"
6.13 3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, laden pirate ship, p. 67 – 16" x 20"
6.13 4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, pirates and bubbles, p. 75 – 16" x 20"
6.13 5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, celebration on the canal, p. 83 – 16" x 20"
6.13 6
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – color illustration, Little Toot and candystick cane, p. 87 – 16" x 20"
Nikos & the Sea God, 1963
Box Folder
6.14 1
Nikos & the Sea God – two design illustrations for front cover with notes, one cover illustration
6.14 2
Nikos & the Sea God – mounted cover illustration – 15 ¼" x 21 ¼"
6.14 3
Nikos & the Sea God – mounted cover illustration – 14 ½" x 24 ½"
6.14 4
Nikos & the Sea God – two mounted illustrations, windmill and town – 13 ½" x 20 ½"
6.14 5
Nikos & the Sea God – mounted original painting, windmill, p. 39 – 15 ¼" x 18 ¼"
6.14 6
Nikos & the Sea God – original painting, on the hill, p. 23 – 18" x 23 ¾"
6.15 1
Ellsworth Elephant – Ellsworth Elephant family, rainy day (framed)
1960
6.15 2
Nikos & the Sea God – original painting," Hercules and the Hydra (framed)
Little Toot on the Grand Canal, 1968/Little Toot on the Mississippi, 1973/ Nikos & the Sea God, 1963
Folder
1
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – large mounted full color painting of cover (without title) – 28" x 36"
2
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – three storyboards, with notes and outlines of illustrations, pages 3-85 – 22" x 34"
3
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – "Original full color sketches (ideas) for finished jacket painting," seven sketches – 21" x 30"
4
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – five color prints (of the original seven) mounted on board – 27" x 30"
5
Little Toot on the Grand Canal – four mounted black and white paintings with their corresponding color prints – 30" x 40"
6
Little Toot on the Mississippi – large folded mock-up, color on one side, black and white on the other – 44" x 66"
7
Nikos & the Sea God – three identical color separation mockups (without text), two full-color mockups(with text) – 46" x 68"
8
Nikos & the Sea God – mounted full-color painting, Nikos and Poseidon – 21 ½" x 31"

Series VII:  Children's letters and drawingsReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
7.1 1
The Chelsea School
12 Dec. 1952
7.1 2
Delhi School and assorted others
1952-1953
7.1 3
M.R. Salmons – Plymouth Teachers College and others
Oct. 1955
7.1 4
Marjorie Simmons - Grade II and Holmes School
25 Jan. 1958-11 Dec. 1958
7.1 5
Covert Avenue School and assorted others
1959
7.1 6
Assorted letters
1960-1961
7.1 7
Assorted letters
1962
7.1 8
Assorted letters
1963
7.1 9
Assorted letters
1964
7.2 1
Assorted letters
1965
7.2 2
Farmingville Elementary School
May 1966
7.2 3
Veteran's Park School and I.T.A. letters
1966
7.2 4
Assorted letters
1966-1967
7.2 5
Crow Island School
1967
7.3 1
Assorted letters
1965
7.3 2
Kings Highway School, part I
Feb. 1968
7.3 3
Kings Highway School, part II
Feb. 1968
7.3 4
Kings Highway School, part III
1968
7.3 5
Royle School
Mar. 1968
7.3 6
Oakland Beach School
Apr. 1968
7.3 7
Rawson School
Jun. 1968
7.3 8
Saugatuck School and Bryden School
Nov. 1968
7.4 1
Assorted letters
1968-1970
7.4 2
Captain Arthur Roth Elementary School, assorted letters and drawings, part I
1970
7.4 3
Captain Arthur Roth Elementary School, assorted letters and drawings, part II
1970
7.4 4
Birdseye School
Nov. 2, 1970
7.4 5
Jamaica Ave. School and Barlow Mountain Elementary School
Apr. 29, 1971-May 4, 1971
Undated material
Box Folder
7.5 1
Birthday letters and drawings
7.5 2
Mrs. Sheranko, "Loopy" illustrations from Main Street School
7.5 3
Assorted "Little Toot on the Grand Canal" drawings
7.5 4
Assorted drawings
7.5 5
Assorted drawings
Oversized drawings
Box Folder
7.6 1
Assorted "Little Toot" drawings
7.6 2
Assorted crayon drawings
7.6 3
Saugatuck Elementary School
1969
7.6 4
Birdseye School
1971
7.6 5
Jamaica Ave. School
7.6 6
Mrs. Baer's class
7.6 7
Assorted drawings

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Children's literature, American--Authorship
  • Children's literature, American--Illustrations
  • Illustration of books--United States--20th century
  • Illustrators--United States
  • Personal Names :
  • Disney, Walt, 1901-1966--Photographs
  • Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979
  • Gramatky, Hardie, 1907-1979--Correspondence
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Book illustrations
  • Correspondence
  • Photographs